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Practising Counting:

  • Count up to and over 100 starting from any number
    • 55, 56, 57, 58, 59....
    • 98, 99, 100, 101, 102....
  • Counting backwards from any given number
    • 87, 86, 85, 84, 83....
  • Counting forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10. For example:
    • 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10... (starting from 0)
    • 60, 55, 50, 45, 40... (counting backwards)
    • 34, 44, 54, 64, 74.... (counting in tens from any number)
  • You might discuss with your child the patterns that can be found when counting in these steps. For example, what do you notice when counting in 2s? All numbers are even etc.
  • You could write a number sequence to be continued (like above) or to find the missing number e.g. 5   10   15   ___   25   30   ___   40.
  • Choose a number for your child to read and then write in both figures and words e.g.
    • Adult - say a  number aloud
    • Child - find it on the hundred square
    • Child - write the number in figures (38)
    • Child - write the number in words, focusing on spelling (thirty eight)

Multiplication and Division Facts

Year 2 children need to know and quickly recall the multiplication facts for the x2, x5 and x10 times tables. At first, they can recall them in order like:

0 x 2 = 0

1 x 2 = 2

2 x 2 = 4. 

Once pupils develop some confidence with this, they need to develop their instant recall with answering questions randomly from the times tables above. You could ask your child a question in the following ways:

  • Writing down questions e.g. 3 x 5 =            8 x 10 =           2 x 9 =
  • Saying "What is six groups of 2?"
  • Saying "What is seven times two?"
  • Saying "What is three twos?"

 

Children also need to recognise the relationship between multiplication and division to recall number fact families e.g. 

3 x 5 = 15

5 x 3 = 15

15 ÷ 3 = 5

15 ÷ 5  = 3

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